LTV F-8H CRUSADER – PhilippineAir force
This Italeri kit was completed some time back (ca. 2014. The kit was modified to represent a
Philippine Air Force F-8"H" by reworking the nose section (narrowed and sides straightened)and radome- reduced ("H" had a smaller and straight lines radome) and added the vertical fin ECM. Scratch built the assymetrical pylons for the 2 pairs of "Sidewinders" as well as the "RBF", so are the MERs that slung the numbers of "bombs: (as seen on an actual photo - last one - of one of PhAF F-8H). Decal used is from locally made HARIBON Decals (and home printed).
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Great build! Nice to see it in the Philippine A. F. markings.
Farouk, nice to see a Crusader in different markings.
Beautiful job, my friend...my 48th scale Crusader should look so good.
Great Plane, great model & something different too. Always liked Crusaders!
Very well done, Farouk. Thanks for sharing.
Great work! A nicely done model, in unusual livery.
🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
Farouk, your rendition of a F-8 in service of the Philippine Air Force is very well done and stands out alone as a unique one at that.
It is so refreshing to see this aircraft other than the usual and normal livery.
Thank you for sharing these images.
You've done a lot of work on this kit to make this version of the F-8 and its definitely paid off.
Interesting, to see this type of aircraft in Phillipine livery.
Orion / Dirk
Thank you all for the nice and kind words on the model build and the livery... Best regards...
I am the editor of the online newsletter of the Asian Air Arms Research Group, a Special Interest Group of the IPMS. We are preparing an article on the F-8 in PAF service for our next issue, and I wondered if I could have your permission to feature the photograph of your fantastic model?